A tie dye ‘Try it Tuesday’

The Land O’ Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, recently hosted a tie dye with Sharpie markers event, as part of its ‘Try it Tuesdays’ program. The free event encouraged children to use their imagination and use colorful markers to draw their favorite pictures on a cotton bandana. When the kids were finished, Karen Allen, the youth services librarian sprayed the masterpieces with rubbing … [Read more...]


Moms — they’re the ones who get up early in the morning to give the kids a ride to swimming, or to ball practice, to quiz them for tests, or help with a million other things. They’re in the carpool line at school. They’re at the grocery store stocking up. They’re in the kitchen making dinner, and then they do the dishes. They do the laundry. They organize family trips. They show support at ball … [Read more...]

…the role of motherhood

So, as Mother’s Day approaches — it’s on May 12 this year — we wanted to celebrate some of the small daily moments that moms recently shared with their children within the communities served by The Laker/Lutz News. … [Read more...]

Teens fly drones at Hugh Embry Branch Library

The Teen STEAM program at Hugh Embry Branch Library, 14215 Fourth St., in Dade City, recently held a drone obstacle course event. Behind the controls, these teens were in charge of flying their mini drone through several hoops and obstacles to earn a prize. Flying experience wasn’t necessary to compete in this free event. The Teen STEAM program meets weekly at the library with different activities … [Read more...]

Enjoying the fresh ‘air’ at the Land O’ Lakes Skate Park

Three friends recently enjoyed an evening of fun while getting some fresh ‘air’ at the Land O’ Lakes Skate Park, which is part of the recreation complex at 3032 Collier Parkway. The young men, all riding scooters, performed numerous tricks and maneuvers — both on the ground and in the air. There is no cost to use the park. Safety gear is strongly recommended.   … [Read more...]

Egg hunt delights kids of all ages

Children race to collect colorful eggs during an Easter Egg Hunt at the Out & About Summer Expo. There were three egg hunts, divided by age group, and those finding eggs could redeem them for prizes. Children weren’t the only ones having fun at the event — adults had a chance to hunt for eggs, too. Plus, guests could pick up free swag and find out more about area attractions, shops, … [Read more...]

A friendly game of volleyball

Residents of Betmar Acres enjoy a series of friendly water volleyball games three times a week. Playing the back row center position, 95-year-old Goldie Klebowski hits the ball back toward her opponents and is considered one of the best players in the pool.   … [Read more...]

Spring fling …

Guests to the fourth annual Jelly Bean Fling at The Pioneer Florida Museum & Village, 15606 Pioneer Museum Road in Dade City, could enjoy an all-day Easter egg hunt, a bonnet parade, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, face painting, barrel train rides, the musical entertainment of Mr. Tommy, and photos with the Easter Bunny. For an additional fee, other options included a rock climbing … [Read more...]

…and jelly beans

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The perfect assist

J.T. Winborn carries his daughter, Liina, a Sunlake High School athlete, off the track after she finished in first place of the girls 1600-meter run. The athlete collapsed at the end of the race, having used up all of her energy. Her father picked her up and tended to her to keep her in top form for her other events. For more coverage of the 2019 Sunshine Athletic Conference East Track … [Read more...]